Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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range map need picture of flower of Lygodium japonicum, Japanese Climbing Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002

range map need picture of flower of Athyrium asplenioides, Southern Lady Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium asplenioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Athyrium filix-femina var. asplenioides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium asplenioides 011-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Athyrium asplenioides


range map need picture of flower of Deparia acrostichoides, Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium thelypterioides 011-01-002

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Diplazium acrostichoides


range map need picture of flower of Dryopteris erythrosora, Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shield Fern, Japanese Shield Fern
camera icon Common Name: Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shield Fern, Japanese Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Dryopteris erythrosora

range map need picture of flower of Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Christmas Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polystichum acrostichoides
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database Polystichum acrostichoides var. lonchitoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polystichum acrostichoides 011-05-001

range map need picture of flower of Macrothelypteris torresiana, Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Dryopteris setigera

SYNONYMOUS WITH Thelypteris torresiana


range map need picture of flower of Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis, Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Onoclea sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onoclea sensibilis 011-07-001

range map need picture of flower of Lorinseria areolata, Netted Chain-fern, Net-veined Chainfern
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Netted Chain-fern, Net-veined Chainfern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lorinseria areolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodwardia areolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodwardia areolata 012-01-002

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Lorinseria areolata


range map need picture of flower of Asplenium platyneuron, Ebony Spleenwort
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asplenium platyneuron
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003

range map need picture of flower of Pinus taeda, Loblolly Pine, Old Field Pine
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Loblolly Pine, Old Field Pine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinus taeda
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus taeda
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus taeda 016-01-004

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus virginiana 016-01-010

Pollen cones ellipsoid-cylindric, 10-20mm, red-brown or yellow, per Flora of North America.


range map need picture of flower of Tsuga canadensis, Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tsuga canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tsuga canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tsuga canadensis 016-03-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Tsuga canadensis


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Juniperus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus virginiana 018-03-002

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Sabina virginiana


Pollen cones about 1/8" long, terminal, numerous, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001

Female flowers in brown cylindrical spike; male spike above and contiguous, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005

Flowers usually in 2-4 whorls of 3, upper usually staminate, lower pistillate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria latifolia +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009

Showy white flowers with 3 petals, the lower flowers usually female, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Cane, Giant Cane
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arundinaria gigantea
(?) PLANTS National Database: Arundinaria gigantea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Arundinaria gigantea ssp. gigantea

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arundinaria gigantea 029-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Arundinaria gigantea


Its flowering and subsequent death reported to be at 30-40 year intervals, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.


range map need picture of flower of Phyllostachys aurea, Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllostachys aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllostachys aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllostachys aurea 029-02-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Phyllostachys aurea


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chasmanthium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chasmanthium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Uniola latifolia 029-10-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Uniola latifolia


Numerous flattened spikelets in an open, terminal, drooping panicle, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weeping Lovegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eragrostis curvula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eragrostis curvula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eragrostis curvula 029-11-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Eragrostis curvula


Panicles 20-30cm long, branches solitary or in pairs, ascending, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orchard Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dactylis glomerata
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Dactylis glomerata +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dactylis glomerata 029-13-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Dactylis glomerata


Panicle's few, distant, stiff branches ascending, or spreading at anthesis, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rescue Grass
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Bromus catharticus var. catharticus
(?) PLANTS National Database: Bromus catharticus
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bromus catharticus 029-14-007

(?) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Bromus catharticus


Panicle open, as much as 20cm long, branches naked at base, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Wild-rye, Common Eastern Wild-rye, Terrell Grass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Elymus virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Elymus virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elymus virginicus 029-25-002

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Elymus striatus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Elymus virginicus var. virginicus


The "bow-legged" glumes are a good mark of recognition, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.


range map need picture of flower of Aira elegans, Elegant Hairgrass, Annual Silver Hairgrass
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elegant Hairgrass, Annual Silver Hairgrass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Aira elegans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aira elegans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Tennessee Flora Committee (2015) Aira caryophyllea var. capillaris

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991) Aira elegantissima

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aira elegans 029-35-002

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Aira elegans

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Aspris capillaris


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Needlegrass, Blackseed Needlegrass, Eastern Needlegrass, Black Oatgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Piptochaetium avenaceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Piptochaetium avenaceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stipa avenacea 029-37-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Stipa avenacea


Each floret has an outer bract (lemma) & inner bract (palea) & naked flower, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.


camera icon Common Name: Bermuda Grass, Scotch Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cynodon dactylon
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynodon dactylon

INCLUDING Flora of North America Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynodon dactylon 029-54-001

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Capriola dactylon


Its creeping habit & palmately compound inflorescence make it easy to ID, per www.missouriplants.com


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Vernal Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Anthoxanthum odoratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Anthoxanthum odoratum 029-60-002

Panicles yellowish-brown, cylindrical, dense, usually less than 6cm long, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Foxtail
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Setaria pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria pumila ssp. pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria glauca 029-68-004

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Setaria lutescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Chaetochloa lutescens


4-12 bristles below each spikelet, per Weakley's Flora (2020).


camera icon Common Name: Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Setaria faberi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria faberi
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria faberi 029-68-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Setaria faberii


Panicle conspicuously nodding; spikelets about 3mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Foxtail, Green Bristlegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Setaria viridis var. viridis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria viridis var. viridis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria viridis 029-68-008

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Setaria viridis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Chaetochloa viridis


Panicle erect or ~ nodding, cylindric but tapering a little at the summit, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Paspalum urvillei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paspalum urvillei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paspalum urvillei 029-74-007

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Paspalum urvillei


Inflorescence 7-20 ascending to arched-spreading racemes on a single axis, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Crabgrass, Northern Crabgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Digitaria sanguinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Digitaria sanguinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Digitaria sanguinalis 029-75-003

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Digitaria sanguinalis var. sanguinalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Syntherisma sanguinalis


Seedhead branches arise from different points of attachment along the stalk, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beaked Panicum, Beaked Panicgrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum anceps

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Panicum anceps ssp. anceps

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum anceps var. anceps 029-81-001a

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Panicum anceps


Rather crowded somewhat curved subsecund spikelets, set obliquely, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Switchgrass, Prairie Switchgrass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum virgatum var. virgatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum virgatum 029-81-006

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum


The inflorescence is open and freely banched, spreading, pyramidal, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvet Witchgrass, Velvet Panicum
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dichanthelium scoparium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dichanthelium scoparium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Dichanthelium scoparium

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum scoparium 029-81-057

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Panicum scoparium


Panicle's rachis villous, the branches spreading-ascending, villous, spotted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Microstegium vimineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Microstegium vimineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Microstegium vimineum 029-84-001

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Microstegium vimineum var. imberbe

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Microstegium vimineum var. vimineum


Terminal, thin and spikelike raceme, to 3" long, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Plumegrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus alopecuroides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum alopecuroides

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Saccharum alopecuroidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus alopecuroides 029-85-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Erianthus divaricatus


Panicle 20-30cm long, branches ascending or spreading, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus giganteus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum giganteum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus giganteus 029-85-005

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Erianthus giganteus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Erianthus saccharoides


Spikelets well separated at flowering, then expanding into a plumelike mass, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem, Silvery Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon ternarius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon ternarius 029-87-005

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Andropogon ternarius

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Andropogon ternarius


Grass flowers usually w 2 lodicules, 3 stamens, ovary w 2 feathery stigmas, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Old-field Broomstraw, "Sedge Grass"
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Andropogon virginicus


Racemes shorter than the bractlike leaves clasping them, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon glomeratus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Andropogon glomeratus


Paired racemes short-peduncled, sitting between 2 clasping bractlike leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnsongrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghum halepense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghum halepense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghum halepense 029-88-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Sorghum halepense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Holcus halepensis


Open spreading panicle 15-50cm long, w numerous whorled projecting branches, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass, Prairie Indiangrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghastrum nutans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghastrum nutans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghastrum nutans 029-89-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950) Sorghastrum nutans


The prominent anthers are golden yellow, per How to Know the Grasses by R.W. Pohl.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001

Slender club-shaped spadix enclosed in a narrow pointed green spathe, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley & the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001

All petals blue, ephemeral, one slightly smaller than others, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis
(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Commelina communis var. communis

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Commelina communis var. ludens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003

Lower petal white and reduced, so the flower appears to be only 2 petals, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002

Superficially suggestive of a miniature Spiderwort, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soft Rush, Common Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus effusus ssp. solutus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus effusus +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus effusus 040-01-001

Branched inflorescence spreads laterally from base of the involucral leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Path Rush, Poverty Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus tenuis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Juncus tenuis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus tenuis 040-01-006

Sepals and petals alike, narrow and pointed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004

Flowers in axillary umbels, perianth greenish, campanulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbrier, Catbrier, Tramp's Trouble
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Smilax bona-nox


Stalk of the umbel > 1.5x as long as the subtending leaf petiole, per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Smilax glauca, Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax glauca
(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Smilax walteri


Perianth brownish-yellow (vs. that of S. rotundifolia is green), per Weakley's Flora.


range map need picture of flower of Smilax laurifolia, Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar
camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Smilax laurifolia


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Trillium hugeri


Sepals lanceolate, 3-5cm long, erect to divergent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007

Petals strongly reflexed above the tube; anthers curved outward, per Trilliums of Georgia. Tipularia (Patrick, 2007).


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Solomon's Seal
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum biflorum +
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Polygonatum commutatum


Flowers tubular with 6 short lobes, greenish when young, white when mature, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Star of Bethlehem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ornithogalum umbellatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America Ornithogalum umbellatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ornithogalum umbellatum 041-28-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Ornithogalum umbellatum


Stamens about half the length of the perianth, the filaments membranous-winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Starch Grape-hyacinth, Blue Bottles
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Muscari neglectum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Muscari neglectum

(?) Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989) Muscari atlanticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Muscari racemosum 041-30-001

Corolla ellipsoid-ovoid, distinctly longer than wide, the lobes erect, per Weakley's Flora.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium vineale
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001

Flowers, if present, pinkish, on stalks c 10-20mm long, per www.plant-identification.co.uk


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